'We are afraid to have a baby'
Dear Diana, My wife is 32 and I'm 29. We have been married for three years and are scared of having a baby.
No amount of assurance from our folks is able to put our fears to rest. We don’t know how we will manage to balance our professional and personal life with a child on the scene.
There are zillions of working couples who strike a balance between their personal and professional lives. There is a lot of support system available nowadays. You say you have your folks around, so I am sure they will lend a helping hand. If your wife has a phobia about childbirth, she needs counselling. Just go with the flow, everything falls into place. Every couple has their fair share of anxieties but in your case it is proving a phobia. Having said that, if you are still worried give it sometime till you are better prepared. A child changes your life but it is not something to dread.
Diana will solve it!
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